Buying half fare card in Interlaken

Buying half fare card in Interlaken

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ashishcp
ashishcp
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Aug 9, 2015 - 8:10 PM

Hello

I am coming to interlaken on 24th august. Can i buy half fare card in interlaken ost or west station?

Also can i buy tickets to jungfrau directly at interlaken ost station? Is the price different for buying jungfrau ticket online and buying directly at station? Do we get place to sit if we buy tickets directly at interlaken ost?

-Ashih

Annika
Annika
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Aug 10, 2015 - 8:14 AM

Hello Ashish!

Yes, the Swiss Half Fare Card is for sale at the Interlaken railway stations. However, it's much cheaper to order it online in advance through one of the resellers listed at www.myswissalps.com/sw isshalffarecard/price. Since you're from France, the cheapest option for you is to buy through www.acprail.com /rail-passes/swiss-half-fare-card.

Tickets for the Jungfraujoch can be bought in Interlaken. They don't include seat reservations. You can buy reservations separately for the leg Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch, but in most cases this isn't necessary. Only do so if a very crowded day is expected. Please see www.myswissalps .com/jungfraujoch/tick ets for more information and tips.

Last modified on Aug 10, 2015 - 8:15 AM by Annika
ashishcp
ashishcp
6 posts
new member
Aug 10, 2015 - 9:44 AM in reply to Annika

Thanks a lot Annika... :)

ashishcp
ashishcp
6 posts
new member
Aug 10, 2015 - 11:35 AM in reply to ashishcp

Hello Annika,

You mentioned that i can buy half fare card from acprail.com. After ordering on this site how i get the pass? Is it delivered at my address? Also do i need to validate it in Interlaken before using it?

I also see http://www.swiss-pass.ch/en where we can buy half fare card but it has no mention of 'acprail'. Is it really trustable site? Sorry to ask you this since i have no confidence yet since i have not used it

Thanks in Advance

Regards,Ashish

Arno
Arno
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Aug 10, 2015 - 6:56 PM

Hi Ashish,

If you go to the first link Annika gave you (www.myswissalps.com/sw isshalffarecard/price), you will find all trusted points of sale. I don't know the website you mentioned, but ACP Rail (www.acprail.com/rail-passes/swiss-half-fare-card) is perfectly fine and also cheaper. They will send the pass via regular mail and delivery takes 2 to 7 days. I recently purchased a Swiss Half Fare Card there myself.

If you prefer the "official" SBB webshop then please go to www.swissrailways.com/ en. This is more expensive, but you can print the card at home as you receive it through e-mail.

ashishcp
ashishcp
6 posts
new member
Aug 11, 2015 - 8:20 AM in reply to Arno

Thanks a lot Arno for your feedback, your inputs really help :)

REgards,

Ashish

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